September sees a new collection arriving at the Gallery, introducing some new artists and welcoming back some firm favourites.
With the arrival of autumn there is a particular emphasis on contemporary craft, including pieces for the wall, which convey warmth through their texture and use of materials.
One of the highlights will be a new collection of graceful wall sculptures by designer-maker Lizzie Farey. Her work is made using willow and hazel that she grows near to her home in Scotland, creating an intriguing link from the beginning to the end of the making process. She focuses on a balance of form and uses the characteristics of the natural materials to bring warmth and a sense of quiet to each piece. Her work is largely abstract but often echoes gentle shapes such as the swoop of a flock of birds or the delicate circles formed by falling rain. For those looking for something a bit different for their wall Lizzie’s work is tactile and serene, looking equally at home in traditional and contemporary settings.
Alongside these will be several of Clare Crouchman’s ceramic wall pieces. Clare uses the surface texture of the clay, along with subtle glazes and oxides, to capture something elemental in her designs. Drawing from a fascination with the rhythms and cycles found in nature, science and spirituality, and how these interlink, there is a wonderful balance and interplay between the pieces she creates.
New to the Gallery will be award-winning potter Hannah McAndrew who creates work intended to be used and enjoyed. Her work embraces both traditional and contemporary design, using rich honey glazes to complement her flowing, hand-painted designs.
Accompanying these artists will be an array of sculptures, ceramics, paintings and jewellery. The full collection can be viewed on the gallery’s website www.junctionartgallery.co.uk/artists.